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Won't configure my Gmail account says password or login wrong

I'm trying to install Thunderbird. It keeps telling me "Configuration Cannot Be Verified" My email and password are correct. I am using POP On the Blog and News Feed, … (read more)

I'm trying to install Thunderbird. It keeps telling me "Configuration Cannot Be Verified" My email and password are correct. I am using POP

On the Blog and News Feed, it shows it has contacted my account but nothing is happening.

I tried this yesterday and got the same thing. I did go to Gmail and change my account to POP but that made no difference.

What is the problem? I'm using Mavericks 10.9.4

Asked by mewkiss 6 years ago

Last reply by Matt 6 years ago

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Sync Thunderbird On Two Computers

Is it possible to sync Firefox/Thunderbird/Lightning (28.0/24.4.0/?) between a desktop (Windows 8.1) and a laptop (Windows 7)? I want to be able to make an email change … (read more)

Is it possible to sync Firefox/Thunderbird/Lightning (28.0/24.4.0/?) between a desktop (Windows 8.1) and a laptop (Windows 7)? I want to be able to make an email change on one computer and the change is applied to the other computer within a second or two. What do I do next to achieve my goal?

Thank you.

Asked by NurdBurd 6 years ago

Last reply by Zenos 6 years ago

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How do I transfer my message filters from one account to another in Thunderbird?

I had to create a new Thunderbird email account after my company switched from an internal mail server to Gmail. My message filters were not transferred over into the new… (read more)

I had to create a new Thunderbird email account after my company switched from an internal mail server to Gmail. My message filters were not transferred over into the new account. How do I transfer my message filters between accounts in the most recent version of Thunderbird? I'm assuming that this has to be an done via an import/export but I've not found any button or method on how to do this. I REALLY don't want to have to re-make every single filter I had in my previous account.

Asked by jperez 1 year ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 year ago

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It says my user name is incorrect...any my password is wrong I know they right am still using them can't set up Thunder

I set it up and have the incoming and outgoing mail settings correct. POP3 mail.allcom.net. SMTP mail.allcom.net. I know my user name is correct , I use it every day.… (read more)

I set it up and have the incoming and outgoing mail settings correct. POP3 mail.allcom.net. SMTP mail.allcom.net. I know my user name is correct , I use it every day. It says incorrect user name or password. Some please help.

Asked by ne8j 6 years ago

Last reply by Matt 6 years ago

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Horrible, irresponsible default setting for Thunderbird re: deleting mail from POP server

Yesterday I downloaded and booted an ISO of Linux Mint 16 because I was curious about the current state of Linux and whether it would make sense to finally switch from Wi… (read more)

Yesterday I downloaded and booted an ISO of Linux Mint 16 because I was curious about the current state of Linux and whether it would make sense to finally switch from Windows. The OS booted and ran without any major issues and seemed generally well-polished.

Then I ran Thunderbird and did a quick setup of my POP3 e-mail account (provided by GoDaddy) using the default configuration, which I assumed would be appropriately configured for someone who wanted to give Thunderbird a test-run. I waited a few minutes while Thunderbird downloaded all the e-mail messages from GoDaddy's server and then I spent some time poking around with the program. Seemed fine.

Unfortunately, I did not realize until after rebooting my system into Windows that Thunderbird was configured by default to delete all my e-mail messages from the server upon download, and I was shocked to find that I could no longer access my old messages via my Android phone. That's several months worth of important e-mails that Thunderbird unceremoniously wiped from my mail server without so much as a warning.

This is a horribly irresponsible way to configure Thunderbird's default settings and I'm sure I'm not the only person who has gotten burned in this manner. Needless to say it has soured me not just on Thunderbird but on Linux in general as a desktop OS. As an attorney I frequently need to review previously-read e-mail messages in my account and your mail client's default settings have caused me a major inconvenience. I strongly suggest that you alter Thunderbird's default configuration to leave downloaded messages on the server in order to avoid upsetting users in the future.

Asked by ajerimez 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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When I enter what is the correct password, Thunderbird rejects the password as incorrect.

1-2 years ago, sub account suddenly stopped working. Asked for password and never acknowledged correct password. Changed password, worked on web mail, but never worked … (read more)

1-2 years ago, sub account suddenly stopped working. Asked for password and never acknowledged correct password. Changed password, worked on web mail, but never worked again in Thunderbird. Reinstalled Windows 7, Reinstalled Thunderbird and updated to version 52.3.0 today. Tried to initialize account for the sub account, but refuses to saying "Password cannot be confirmed." I know for sure that it is correct. I just used it yesterday to access web mail. Any help will be appreciated..

Asked by Kathy_Peck 3 years ago

Last reply by sfhowes 3 years ago

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Import Outlook contacts from data file to Thunderbird Address Book

I have a new hard drive. In reconfiguring it I am going from Outlook to Thunderbird. I want to import an Outlook contacts file to the T'bird Address book. When I do this … (read more)

I have a new hard drive. In reconfiguring it I am going from Outlook to Thunderbird. I want to import an Outlook contacts file to the T'bird Address book. When I do this off of tools/import there is no browse option. How can I do this? Many thanks.

Asked by jeffnw5 5 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 5 years ago

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Import from Outlook to Thunderbird fails.

This individual keeps a very large quantity of e-mail (30,000 to 50,000 messages). The last time I tried importing the mail, Thunderbird hung, became non-responsive and t… (read more)

This individual keeps a very large quantity of e-mail (30,000 to 50,000 messages). The last time I tried importing the mail, Thunderbird hung, became non-responsive and the import failed. We updated to Outlook 2013 and went about our lives. Now, the ISP moved the servers in house from Gmail, and we are having folder display issues. Thunderbird supports the new system flawlessly.

So we need to switch.

Thanks for all the help you can provide.

--Sam

Asked by mediate 5 years ago

Last reply by smera 5 years ago

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How to import Account settings to TB?

In the process of migrating from XP to Win 8, I have rediscovered a very old (ex dial up, payg) mailbox account which I want to start using again but have forgotten the … (read more)

In the process of migrating from XP to Win 8, I have rediscovered a very old (ex dial up, payg) mailbox account which I want to start using again but have forgotten the password. The account is already set up in Outlook backup files and has the (encrypted) password. The ISP (TalkTalk) cannot help with the password because it is an old dialup account with Tiscali and they do not have the records. TB is already set up and configured for the current mail accounts. Is there a way to import the .iaf into TB to add to the existing account? If I set up a new (empty) profile and managed to import the settings from Outlook, can the profiles be merged? Can Account settings be exported from TB for importing to the new profile?

Thanks in advance

Asked by Dummy88 6 years ago

Last reply by Matt 5 years ago

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Move Thunderbird profile from XP to Win7

I have (finally) updated to a Win7 computer, and want to know where I should move my profile to. On XP I have found two folders, one is in App Data, the other in Local se… (read more)

I have (finally) updated to a Win7 computer, and want to know where I should move my profile to. On XP I have found two folders, one is in App Data, the other in Local settings/App Data. Do I move both, or which one? I have not yet installed T'Bird on the new machine, until I am ready to migrate.

Asked by John235 6 years ago

Last reply by Diego Victor 6 years ago

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How to set up an Exchange server

I wish to add a new email account to Thunderbird. The only server options are IMAP and POP but my hosting company tells me that I need to choose "Exchange server". No suc… (read more)

I wish to add a new email account to Thunderbird. The only server options are IMAP and POP but my hosting company tells me that I need to choose "Exchange server". No such option with Thunderbird. Does that mean that I cannot use Thunderbird for this email?

Asked by jeanpierredemontigny 5 years ago

Last reply by Tully 5 years ago

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How do I move email from one profile to a different profile that I migrate to a new computer?

Am running Thunderbird on a new computer and am in the process of migrating an old profile to the new computer. How do I move email that I receive before completing the m… (read more)

Am running Thunderbird on a new computer and am in the process of migrating an old profile to the new computer. How do I move email that I receive before completing the migration to the migrated profile? Thanks for any help!

Asked by Bill5 3 years ago

Last reply by Zenos 3 years ago

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Removing accounts

Hello! I added two gmail accounts to thunderbird (let's call them gmail A and gmail B), with the aim of copying all emails from one account into the other. However, I dis… (read more)

Hello! I added two gmail accounts to thunderbird (let's call them gmail A and gmail B), with the aim of copying all emails from one account into the other. However, I discovered I really wanted to copy gmail A over to gmail C instead. I want to remove gmail B from thunderbird, but that is my primary account. I am worried that if I remove an account, it will delete all content in my actual gmail account, which I don't want at all. Does removing an gmail account from thunderbird delete the content in gmail, or just de-link the account, which is all I want?

Asked by fancike24 6 months ago

Last reply by Frank Thynne 1 month ago

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How do I import my previous Thunderbird Inbox & extensive Cabinet into my new Thunderbird server account? I backed up my entire previous profile in Library.

I've used Thunderbird for several years and had an extensive Cabinet with subfolders. Now the mail server has been changed and has a different profile. My new Thunderbi… (read more)

I've used Thunderbird for several years and had an extensive Cabinet with subfolders. Now the mail server has been changed and has a different profile. My new Thunderbird email works fine starting over from the beginning, but how do I import my old Inbox and Cabinet into the new profile? I did a backup of the profile before the servers were switched, but I tried to copy the IMAP mail files into the new Thunderbird, and it won't import the old mail contents without reverting back to the old profile for Thunderbird. It seems like this ought not to be too hard, but I'm at my wits end. Thank you for any help.

Asked by JimForsyth 6 years ago

Last reply by christ1 6 years ago

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Thunderbird deletes messages from server when it is set not to.

Hello, My hard drive crashed and I had to do a fresh install from the ground up. I restored my Thunderbird email folders, following the article for that. However, now whe… (read more)

Hello,

My hard drive crashed and I had to do a fresh install from the ground up. I restored my Thunderbird email folders, following the article for that. However, now when I download my emails from the three accounts I have, it deletes them from the server, even though I've set it not to in the settings. How can I get it to leave them there?

Thanks, Mike

Asked by Gadget57 3 years ago

Last reply by Matt 3 years ago